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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Pharmacy Compliance Specialist in Greer, South Carolina

Position Summary

The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) has created a transformational change in how pharmacy evaluates data to ensure departmental compliance with local and federal regulatory agencies especially around drug diversion. The Specialist – Pharmacy Compliance (S-PC) is responsible for coordinating reporting and performing data analysis across the entire pharmacy electronic platform (i.e. EMR, Automated Dispensing System, Wholesaler, etc.…). Working in collaboration with the Pharmacy Diversion/Compliance Officer, the S-PC’s role is to reduce the opportunity for diversion and departmental non-compliance with state and federal agencies as well as departmental strategic imperatives via reporting optimization and data audits.

Minimum Requirements

Education

  • Associates and/or SC State Certified Technician

  • One year of IT training/experience or five years of equivalent healthcare specific analyst experience

    Experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a hospital pharmacy

  • Working with pharmacy Automated Dispensing Software (ADS) (i.e. ConnectRx, Unity, etc..)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications specifically Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Performing data analysis

    License/Registration/Certifications

  • SC State Certified Pharmacy Technician

    Preferred Requirements

    Experience

  • Performing data analysis utilizing Pharmacy Automated Dispensing Software (ADS) in combination with the hospital Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

  • Experience working with Pharmacy Administration to implement healthcare compliance requirements

  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations related to the controlled substance act

  • Experience designing/facilitating report development in EMR and ADS applications

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

    Core Job Responsibilities

  • Work independently and in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team to collate data, develop reporting structure, and ensure compliance with common risk points and methods of diversion

  • Drug Procurement, Drug Preparation and Dispensing, Prescribing, Drug Administration, and Drug Waste and removal

  • Works with Pharmacy administration in coordination with local and federal governmental agencies to resolve cases of diversion

  • Works with pharmacy/hospital administration to review/audit common risk points and methods of diversion in compliance with hospital policies and procedures

  • Works with hospital/pharmacy administration to update audit/review process in coordination with changes to policies and procedures.

  • Works with pharmacy administration to provide documentation and ensure compliance with regulatory bodies during active hospital audits by local and federal agencies

  • Conducts and audits pharmacy staff competencies as related to the procurement, preparation, and waste and removal of controlled substances

  • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide controlled substance related education/competencies

  • In coordination with pharmacy administration, performs annual May 1st controlled substance inventory and maintains documentation

  • Maintain controlled substance records as required by state and federal regulatory bodies

  • Builds and maintains files within the ADS to help facilitate drug procurement, drug availability for administration, and appropriate waste of controlled/non-controlled substances

  • Trouble shoots day to day operational ADS issues. Works with departmental QI teams to develop process improvement strategies via report development in the ADS.

  • Assures monthly unit inspections are completed and documented as required by state (Board of Pharmacy, DHEC) licensing agencies

  • Responsible for the coordination of pharmacy inventory as scheduled with pharmacy administration and staff

  • Works with pharmacy administration to ensure associate compliance through data analysis for departmental strategic imperatives

  • Other duties as assigned

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